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Astral doing 'all in its power' to contain bird flu

Poultry company Astral has created a "war room" to contain the outbreak of bird flu on its farm in Villiers. The outbreak on Astral's farm was the first of two that have been confirmed...

12 hours ago

Golden Delicious brings stability to apple season

The colour on Pink Lady isn't great this year. However, this year is already turning out to be a stable apple season for South African exporters, especially regarding Golden Delicious...

1 day ago

Market distribution network to informal retail reaches 60,000 spaza shops

More than 20% of consumer spend sits in informal retail channels, an opportunity largely unnoticed by brands due to the complex landscape, wide spatial distribution...

2 days ago

Remgro, Distell to gain from dismantling Capevin

Liquor giant Distell, which owns best-selling brands such as Savanna, Hunters, Nederburg and Klipdrift, has uncorked a proposal that fortifies the position of its biggest shareholder...

By Marc Hasenfuss 23 Jun 2017

The sustainability of organic wine production

Several wine estates in SA are following the trend of converting to organic wine producing and processing, in the footsteps of its major export markets. However, is organic wine production as financially sustainable as it is environmentally?

23 Jun 2017

Pulse flour spikes in popularity

According to research by TMR, an increasing awareness among consumers about the importance of a protein-rich diet has had a positive influence on the growth of the pulse flour market...

23 Jun 2017

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

PMI to invest $320m into German Heets production facility

Philip Morris International (PMI) will invest approximately $320 million in a new high-tech facility in Dresden, Germany, to produce Heets...

22 Jun 2017

Treasury rejects claims of calamitous job losses from sugar tax

Treasury has rejected claims of calamitous job losses resulting from the imposition of a health promotion levy...

By Linda Ensor 22 Jun 2017

Diageo buys George Clooney's tequila Casamigos for $1bn

Diageo, the British maker of alcoholic drinks, said Wednesday it had agreed to buy Casamigos, an upscale tequila brand co-founded by George Clooney...

22 Jun 2017

AGT Foods CEO scoops EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 title

President and CEO of AGT Foods, Murad Al-Khatib, was picked from 59 individuals representing 49 countries and named EY World Entrepreneur of the Year 2017...

20 Jun 2017

#YoungGunsB2B: Discovering SA's hottest wine talent

Wine Cellar once again identified SA's hottest young winemaking talent - breaking the rules and pushing the limits at their annual Young Guns event. The directors of Wine Cellar talks about discovering the Young Guns...

19 Jun 2017

Ceres grower imports, cultivates Witlof roots to increase supply

Witlof, also know as Belgian Endive, costs more to produce than many other leafy vegetables. A Witlof grower is now importing roots directly from The Netherlands to increase production at a purpose-built hydroponic facility in Ceres...

19 Jun 2017

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Research reveals key drivers of sharing economy

A whitepaper, based on an investigation undertaken by Mastercard and The Future Agenda, reveals the key drivers of the ever growing sharing economy, outlining the challenges and future opportunities surrounding it.

12 hours ago

China Guangxi business matchmaking opens at SAITEX

The ‘Brands of China African Showcase' was launched at Gallagher Convention Centre, alongside the Southern African International Trade Exhibition (SAITEX) to enhance Sino-South Africa trade relations.

1 day ago

Woolies faces fight on many fronts

Shares in Woolworths, once regarded as a recession-proof retailer, are trading close to three-year lows as the company finds itself stuck between SA's stalling economy, the cash-guzzling turnaround of its David Jones acquisition in Australia and an impending competitive onslaught from Shoprite, which is moving up-market.

By Giulietta Talevi 22 Jun 2017

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